There is an unease in my heart today. I cannot forget the morning of September 11, 2001. I cannot forget waking up and watching the world fall apart. I cannot forget the confusion on the face of my children. I cannot forget the pain on the faces of those who lost loved ones. I cannot forget the way neighbors came together in sadness and shock to offer comfort to one another, whether or not they knew them. I cannot forget. There is unease in my heart today as I remember how strong we rose from the ashes of tragedy and how easy it has been for some to forget, for them to contort reality into something other than what it was and is. There is unease in my heart today.
Never forget! Never forget the lives lost. Never forget how we turned toward one another instead of away from one another.
Never forget! Never forget that freedom is not easily won, nor is it easily kept. Those who have it must protect and nurture it. Those who don’t have it will always try to rip it away from those who do.
Never forget! We cannot pretend events were anything but what they were. Lives were lost. Hearts were broken. Never forget!
There is an unease in my heart today because I cannot forget. Because I will never forget.
A few posts from the past, with videos and important links:
Even while we continue to heal, we must never forget.